Contacts for Equality & Diversity

Contacts for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity matters

Advice and support on any matter relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity are available to UCA staff and students. 

UCA has a strong commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity encapsulated in its Equality & Diversity Policy and reflected in further policies including Recruitment & Selection, Flexible Working, and Mentoring. It is the aim of the University to ensure that all staff and students have equality of opportunity in their development at the University. UCA’s People Strategy (2018) has ‘build a diverse community of staff’ as one of its core aims. UCA is committed to ensuring that every individual is aware of and fully understands their responsibilities for compliance with the Equality and Diversity Policy; this includes any potential breach of the policy as well as being able to raise an individual complaint.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) Manager

The ED&I Manager (Joe McCarron) is responsible for the following:

  • Development and review of the University's policies and procedures relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Co-ordination of the Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Advice and guidance on new equality legislation
  • Raising staff awareness through briefings and training
  • Acts as coordinator for matters relating to employee wellbeing.

Joe McCarron
Tel: 01252892892
Email: joe.mccarron@uca.ac.uk

HR Business Partners

The HR Business Partners, based in Farnham and Rochester, are able to offer advice and support to all staff on matters relating to equality and diversity, discrimination, fairness and dignity at work (including Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage & Civil Partnerships, Pregnancy & Maternity, Sexual Orientation, Gender, Race and/or Religion).

Tracey Williams (Farnham)
Tel: 01252 892944 
Email: twilliams6@uca.ac.uk

Jenny Kennard (Rochester)
Tel: 01634 888642
Email: jkennard@uca.ac.uk